We recently published Shining Stars Volume8 Number3 and we have some copies available for anyone who would like to order them! Here are excerpts of just a few of the articles in this issue:
Are We A Dinah Or Rebekah?
As we have seen in both daughters, they both were on a mission as they left their home. Contrasted with Dinah was Rebekah; busy serving her family in their daily needs. But as she was performing her daily tasks, a need came running up to her and she was willing to do more than what she was asked. It is so easy to sit back and live off of the great efforts of our parents and what they have striven to obtain. But is this really how we want to spend our time? We need to strive to be dynamic daughters, as we live our lives from day to day.
Rahab – A Woman Of Faith
Rahab’s story is one of those unusual, amazing, almost unbelievable, beautiful stories we find throughout the Bible. She was a harlot. A sinner. She was also a Canaanite—someone of whom God had clearly warned against marrying or making any kind of a covenant (Deuteronomy 7:3). The amazing thing about her story is that God accepted her!
Joseph and Miriam
The angel came to Miriam telling her that she would have a son by the Holy Spirit who shall reign over the house of Jacob. I tried to imagine what it could have been like for Miriam. She was young, God-fearing, expecting to be married and probably waiting for her fiancé to come and take her with him. Maybe she was preparing everything for her wedding and life with her husband like some of the Shining Stars readers? I guess she kept herself pure and did not indulge in godless things.
Let’s take the common herb dandelion. Pick the young leaves in the early spring and add them to your salad. You can use the roots for tea. Dig the roots before the flower starts flowering. Wash them very well, cut into small pieces and dry them on screens. Keep them out of the direct sunlight and make sure that the room is well ventilated and not too humid, as this spoils them. Or you can dry them in the oven on a low temperature. Once dried, they can be stored and labeled in jars or airtight containers.
The Hope Chest Of The Heart
So much of the time we (including myself) put so much focus on the things we can gather and the keepsakes we can put in our hope chests, that we lose focus of what is truly important. It is so, so, so important for us to remember that Yahweh has a plan for our lives and that we need to prepare for it, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
To read the rest of these articles (and many more!) you can order a sample or subscription! And if you order within the next five days, you can take 10% off your order! Use the code V8N3SALE. This offer expires the 18th. Have a lovely week, y’all!